September 26, 2017

Integrated Pharmacy Webinar

Understanding the Value of Integrating Pharmacy Services To Improve Health Outcomes and Patient Safety Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 2PM-3PM ET Presenter: Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE, Director of Clinical Pharmacy at El Rio Health Center Host: The National Center for Health in Public Housing Summary:  Due to the vulnerable nature of the health center patient base, health professionals are interested in integrating more clinical and ancillary services into primary are. Health … [Read more...]

Michelle Lamb, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

Clinical pharmacist Michelle Lamb, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP, takes pride in being part of a transdisciplinary health care team. She combines high tech (health IT is an important tool in enhancing patient care) with and high touch, delivering information tailored to the patient’s culture and literacy level. … [Read more...]

New Threat to 340B Pharmacy Benefits Program

by Michelle Lamb, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP, an ACU member who serves on the ACU Advocacy Committee.     Newly introduced legislation could threaten patient access to sterile injectables under the guise of addressing drug shortage issues. ACU members should learn more and voice their concerns to Congress. On November 29th, 2012, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), MD, introduced the Patient Access to Drugs in Shortage Act (HR 6611). It would: Exempt generic injectable products … [Read more...]

New Smartphone App on Tobacco Cessation

ACU has launched a new smartphone app that helps clinicians talk to patients about tobacco use. The app includes a six brief questions that clinicians can ask patients to measure their nicotine dependence. Release of the app coincides with the annual Great American Smokeout, a day when Americans are encouraged to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. The ACU Low Health Literacy Nicotine Addition Test scores the patient's responses to the six questions and … [Read more...]

Resources to Help with E-Prescribing

Are you considering an e-prescribing system? Check out this helpful guidance from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), including two toolsets, one for health care provider organizations, including safety net clinics, and the other for independent pharmacies. The toolsets offer advice on planning and getting started, troubleshooting common problems, and navigating more advanced practice and pharmacy services. Available on the AHRQ Implementation Toolsets for E-Prescribing … [Read more...]